How to Make Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Spaghetti is a universally favourite dish and is loved by adults and children alike. The noodles remain more or less the same, but the sauce makes all the difference. Spaghetti cooking has become a lot easier and convenient with the advent of canned sauce options. However, a true cook at heart will never resort to such options unless he is very short on time. Nothing on the market shelves tastes better than your own homemade spaghetti sauce. You can alter the ingredients and their quantity according to your taste while in ready made options you do not have that privilege. Making your own sauce is extremely easy and does not take much time if you have the ingredients at hand.

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 10 min
Total time: 30 min
Yield: 2 servings
Utensils: Cooking pan, mixing bowl, wooden spoon, serving platter

Diced tomatoes: 3 cups
Tomato paste: 1 can
Chopped onion: 1
Garlic salt: To taste
Basil: To taste
Oregano: To taste
Ground beef (optional): 1 pound
Sugar (optional): 2 teaspoons


  • 1

    Chop and prepare the vegetables well in advance before starting to cook. Doing so will help you keep the pace without any interruption during cooking and will also make work easier.

    Take the pan and place over medium heat. Pour in the ground beef and cook until it gets brown totally. The beef is optional and you can make the sauce without it. Make sure that the beef is well cooked through before you proceed. However, do not let it burn.

  • 2

    Add the diced tomatoes to the pan. Open up the tomato paste and pour it in over the diced ones. Stir well with a wooden spoon so that all the ingredients mix well. Keep cooking on medium heat.

  • 3

    After five minutes, add the oregano, onions, basil, garlic salt and sugar. Stir these in as well. After you mix in the vegetables, cover the pan and let it simmer for around ten minutes. Use a spoon to cool and taste a sample of the sauce. Make any additions if needed or desired.

  • 4

    Place the noodles in a serving dish. Pour over the sauce over the noodles and you are ready to serve. Mint leaves or shredded onions over the dish are going to make excellent garnish. Serve hot.

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